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Lieutenant Robert Henley Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.2695
Date: 
After 1878
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, on exergual line, left: "C.B." inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at right: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Robert Henley facing right with legend: "ROB.HENLEY EAGLE PREAFECT. PALMA VIRTU. PER AETERNIT. FLOREBIT" Reverse shows a naval battle scene with legend: "UNO LATERE PERCUSSO. ALTERUM/IMPAVIDE VERTIT"; inscription below exergua line: "INTER CLASS. AMERI./ET BRIT DIE XI SEPT./MDCCCXIIII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group